The Crying Baby

Babies are wonderful creatures of God.Their arrival is always noticed by the increased level of joy aura around the home.Even 2 or 3 year old kids display this feeling one way or the other either by giggling and getting to touch the new arrival or displaying the withdrawal syndrome because attention have been reduced towards them.
As the new baby begins to grow,the nature of the child changes as an indication of growing up. And one of the major things you notice is the rate of loud crying in the home coming from the mouth of the bundle of joy.

These are some of the reasons why babies cry:

Babies Cry For attention

When your baby begins to cry know that all he/she needs is your sweet and close attention. Your presence gives the child much confidence knowing that he is not abandoned. Every member of the family should learn to be close to babies as it makes the baby familiar with them.Laughing and playing with babies relieves one of built up emotions, pressure and stress. So give the baby a little more of your time.


Apart from the fact that babies cry for attention, they also cry to communicate you that their tummy is grumbling and empty and you can trust them to demand for feeding as often as the feeling comes up. Babies can cry for food about six times before night fall especially in the first year. The pattern of the crying could be persistent, high pitched and disturbing when not quickly attended to. So ensure the food comes in as fast as possible.


When babies diapers are soaked, it could be discomforting to them.It is important for mothers to think of changing diapers often especially if they are the inferior type before rashes begin to take over their bum.It could even be more disturbing to the child when mothers leave them unattended to for long with faeces.Believe you me the crying becomes more.


Mothers should look out for any signs of injury on the child especially when the crying can't be easily controlled. At times it could be due to wrong positioning of the baby on the cot or he could have pulled the cover cloth over his face. Trust them, they will take over with their screaming.Anyway who will not cry when injured or in a critical situation. Do you then blame babies for speaking out loud by crying?

Feeling sleepy

Crying could be an indication of sleep.When they are about to sleep, notice that they begin to exhibit signs of instability and discomfort in whatever position they are in. At a time like this you see them crying even when you have just finished feeding them.You will also notice that once they are lifted up with their heads laid on the shoulder or with gentle rocking, they easily fall asleep. Sometimes what they need when they are feeling sleepy is a gentle bath and before you say Jack, they have already switched off.

Babies are vulnerable beings. Therefore, handle them with utmost care. Surely they need our attention, give it to them.

My name is Nath Ewedafe and a consultant in building a unique family setup that thrives on radiant love, joy and good healthy lifestyle. However, the experience have never the less been wonderful and interesting. You may visit my blog at or contact me by email:

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